Hercules Engine Plant
Original Construction: 1852
Original Architect: Charles E. Firestone
Restoration Completed: 2017 (Phase 1)
Project Cost: $26 million (Phase 1)
Scale: 587,186 sq. ft.
Services Provided: Architect of Record, Interior Design, Historic Tax Credits
Cleveland Restoration Society/AIA Cleveland: 2018 Distinguished Restoration & Rehabilitation Award
This historic engine plant has been converted into 90 apartments ranging from 575-2400 sq. ft. With a $26 million budget for Phase 1 only, 3-acres have already been completed, which includes six 2-3 story brick masonry buildings, and a 150 ft. tall brick chimney that was taken down 75 feet and rebuilt. We cut courtyards to provide light to some of the units that otherwise would not have had any natural lighting. Phase 1 also contained a large portion of the amenity space for the rest of the complex including a community room, party room, movie room, etc. There is outdoor parking with 125 spots. Future plans for this project include rehabilitating the rest of the complex to bring in both commercial and retail development such as offices, restaurants, and shops.